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Personal Best Redfish on the Fly 2 years 5 months ago #1


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A few weeks ago I took my new L2Fish SUP board out for the maiden voyage. I'm a newbie fly addict so of course I had fly rod in hand. I was creeping around a oyster flat that ranges anywhere from 1' to 2' deep. I spotted a larger black drum tailing in the distance and I started quietly making my way towards him. Then I saw this very large wake heading slowly toward me. As it got a little closer, I could see a big red "jug head" slightly out of the water heading the wake. My heart started beating a little faster and I was a little worried because it was heading right for the SUP board and I didn't want to spook him. So, I sat down on my cooler to get a little lower profile. It just so happened he passed about 5 yards in front of me. I made a quick cast right before he got there, stripped one time in front of his face, and then watched as he quickly turned and sucked up my Kwan Fly. 15min later I had this beast, my personal best red on a fly and 1st slime on my L2Fish, on the deck ready for some photos and quick release. I treasure moments like these... when everything comes together!




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Personal Best Redfish on the Fly 2 years 5 months ago #2


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Great job.
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:daman: That had to be a wild ride. That is a great way to SLIME a new ride :cheer:
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Awesome catch on the Fly ! Congrats !! :bravo:
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Re:Personal Best Redfish on the Fly 2 years 5 months ago #5


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Nice brute!


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Beautiful Redfish!

With fish that size tugging on you I can forgive you the kayak with a trainer hull. ;-)
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What a beast! That had to be a exhilarating, especially on the fly. Great job man.
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Personal Best Redfish on the Fly 2 years 5 months ago #8


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That's a great Red. I got to fish for Reds for the first time in December at the Hobie Fishing Worlds, they are a fun fish to hook into.
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Mtmouse wrote:
That's a great Red. I got to fish for Reds for the first time in December at the Hobie Fishing Worlds, they are a fun fish to hook into.

You all sure did have some rough conditions. That was a tough tourney for sure.


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Personal Best Redfish on the Fly 2 years 3 months ago #10


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Nice fish! Do you stand on the cooler to get a better view?
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